Cultural history holds back Chinese research by Peng Gong

An  interesting article published last year in Nature magazine connects the Chinese scientific performance of China, with the teachings of Confucius and Zhuang, that have produced a culture in China that values isolation.

Peng Gong, a professor in the Center for Earth System Science at Tsinghua University, underlines several cultural problems that slow down the research performance, such as the

  • culture of isolation and the absence of collaborative spirit between researchers.

Furthermore, Gong suggests financial insentives to promote collaborative projects and provision of support to increase participation in international projects.

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